in #CASE you missed it… Meetings Are A Waste Of Time

posted by Matt Case - 

in #CASE you missed it… Meetings Are A Waste Of Time

Employees do not like their time being taken up by meetings

A new survey by AccounTemps finds that workers spend about 21% of their work hours in meetings, and feel that a quarter of that time is simply wasted. Employees’ biggest issues with meetings is that they usually start late (66%), with 63% finding them unnecessary, because the stuff discussed could be handled over email instead. Other complaints about meetings include:

Too much or not enough time allotted (57%)

Attendees distracted (using phone, checking email, doodling, etc.) (57%)

Attendees interrupt each other (55%)

Not sticking to an agenda when one is provided (49%)

Attendees unprepared (47%)

And if you want folks to be engaged in your meeting, you shouldn’t allow for remote ones. The survey finds that 37% of workers admit to being less engaged during remote meetings.


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